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Faculty Advancement

Women Faculty Support Organizations

The Office of the Provost advocates for supporting the advancement of women at the University of South Carolina.  A diverse group of women faculty, staff and students serve on Office of the Provost committees and organizations, such as the Provost's Advisory Committee on Women's Issues, regarding women's issues on campus.

PACWI serves as an advocate for women faculty, staff and students at USC Columbia and regional campuses by assessing current policies, recommending new policies and procedures, focusing on areas in need of improvement and providing opportunities to enhance the quality of the USC community.  Membership is offered to faculty, staff and graduate students. 

Each year in the spring PACWI's Women's Leadership Institute (WLI) subcommittee hosts a conference focused on issues related to women in higher education. WLI is designed for faculty, staff and graduate students from South Carolina institutions of higher education who are interested in the advancement and success of women in leadership roles. Presentations, panel discussions and a networking luncheon promote greater awareness of the challenges and opportunities women face in their careers. 

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